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HTMLFirst Convictions for the SFO under the Bribery Act 2010
Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
The Serious Fraud Office ('SFO') has successfully prosecuted three individuals for a fraud worth approximately £23 million, including securing its first convictions under the Bribery Act 2010 ('BA'), which applies to conduct taking place on or after 1 July 2011. The fraud involved the sale of...

 

HTMLNew 2 Year Limit on Claims for Backdated Pay
Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
From 1 July 2015, claims for backdated pay, including holiday pay, will be limited to a maximum of 2 years under legislation introduced last week. The Government says the legislation is intended to reduce potential costs to employers and give certainty to workers on their rights on holiday pay.

 

HTMLDeputies’ charges - 18 December 2014 report to Parliament
Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
The Office of the Public Guardian has recommended improvements to the supervision of deputies, including the introduction of annual deputyship plans, asset inventories and charging estimates, in a review presented to Parliament last month.

 

HTMLUpdate on VAT and Direct Mail
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Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
There have been fresh developments relating to the VAT treatment of outsourced mailing pack supplies, following intervention from Charity Tax Group and The Direct Marketing Association.

 

HTMLLaw Society Practice Note on Gifts to Will Drafters and Conflicts of Interest
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Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
The Law Society issued a new practice note entitled 'Preparing a will when your client is leaving a gift for you, your family or colleagues' in October 2014. Occasionally charities do have to consider the appropriate response where they are residuary beneficiaries but the drafter of the will takes...

 

HTMLRemote Working: the Long Arm of Employment Rights
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Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
More than a quarter of a million people emigrated from the UK in 2014. The most popular destination was Australia but other key destinations were the US, Spain, China and France. Of those making this major change in their lives a growing number are asking their UK employers if they can maintain an...

 

HTMLLeaving America for Good - Record Numbers of American Expatriate after IRS Crackdown on Americans Living Abroad
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Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
Each quarter, the United States publishes a list of the names of each individual losing United States citizenship. This list includes certain long-term residents who are treated as if they were citizens of the United States who lost citizenship. The quarter ending June 30, 2014 saw another 576...

 

HTMLInflation Adjustments to Transfer Tax Provisions Provide New Opportunities in 2015
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Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014
On October 30, 2014, the IRS announced in Rev. Proc. 2014-61 that there will be higher estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions for tax year 2015 to account for inflation. These new thresholds provide additional estate planning opportunities to pass assets free from...

 

HTMLWhat's Coming Up in 2015?
Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
In 2015, employers will have to adjust to a number of changes in employment legislation. In particular, April 2015 is set to be a busy month (and who knows what will happen after the general election, which will most likely take place on 7 May). Below you will find some key dates and changes to...

 

HTMLSaint Kitts & Nevis Passport Update
Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 22, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
On 3 December 2014 the government of St Kitts & Nevis (SKN) announced the immediate recall and replacement of passports that meet one of the following three conditions:

 


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